How To Make Sate Lilit, Most Favourite Balinese Satay

 Sate lilit is Balinese food that is processed using meat ingredients, the meats that are often used are pork, fish, chicken, beef and turtle. The meat will be mashed and gathered with grated coconut, coconut milk, lime, shallot and pepper. The meat that has come will be wrapped in bamboo, lemongrass or sugar cane and finally will be roasted. Most of the satay is skewered with a sharp skewer, for this sticky satay requires a wide surface skewer so that the meat will easily stick to the satay.

How to Make Sate Lilit Bali

In Balinese and Indonesian language “lilit” means to wrap and be very in accordance with this satay lilit. Philosophy of Sate Lilit, this Sate Lilit is a symbol of life and the requirements for a man’s masculinity. Sate lilit is made by people from cutting animals to grilling them. There are several large ceremonies that require making satay lilit in the village hall which are performed by 50 to 100 men.

Sate lilit is not only enjoyed, Hindus also offer it in religious events such as the caru ceremony, this ceremony aims to honor the gods and the number of satay to be served must be an odd number. Sate lilit is usually served with tuna fish soup, rice and sambal matah. Sate Lilit is also a favorite food for tourists who come to Bali.

How to Make Sate Lilit Bali

For this moment, we make Sate Lilit of Mackarel fish, what you need is:

  • 400 grams of milled mackerel fish fillet
  • 100 grams of ground chicken
  • 25 grams of starch / tapioca
  • 50 grams of all purpose flour
  • 1 chicken egg yolk
  • 1 turmeric finger segment
  • 1 knuckle of ginger
  • 1 knuckle of kencur
  • 1 finger segment galangal
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 6 shallots
  • 4 red chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • Brown sugar to taste
  • Enough cooking oil, for sauteing
  • Lemongrass stalk as a substitute for a stick to taste

How to make:

  1. Puree turmeric, ginger, garlic, onion, kencur, chili, galangal, salt, and brown sugar
  2. After that, heat a little oil in a frying pan and saute the spices until fragrant and change color
  3. Mix mackerel fish and ground chicken, add starch, wheat flour, egg yolk
  4. Finally, enter the stir fry spices
  5. Shape the satay and wrap it around the lemongrass stalk
  6. Grill over low heat until all of the satay is perfectly cooked
  7. Sate Lilit Bali is ready to be served